Leighton Buzzard Railway sells out on reopening weekend

Reopened Leighton Buzzard Railway says it is delighted that its first weekend was a sellout success, with more than 400 passengers carried over the two days across 12 departures.
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While this is less than the record numbers seen over a single weekend, due to the current reduced capacity in operation due to Covid-19, this is the maximum number that could be carried, with every compartment sold out in advance.

Visitors were able to enjoy most of the features that have helped the railway to win many consecutive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards in recent years, with the exception of the internal areas at Stonehenge Works. The Engine Shed Show at Page’s Park is open on Saturdays and Wednesdays only for the remainder of the year.

Trains are now running every Sunday up until November 1 as well as Saturdays October 10 and 31, along with Tuesday and Wednesday October 27 and 28 for half term. The railway recommends that customers wishing to visit book online in advance at www.buzzrail.uk to avoid disappointment.

A cleaner attends to a train at Page's Park.  Photo: Rocky LancerA cleaner attends to a train at Page's Park.  Photo: Rocky Lancer
A cleaner attends to a train at Page's Park. Photo: Rocky Lancer

The coming weekend is planned to once again see resident Doll hauling the 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm departures, with the return of 778 to service after an enforced absence of almost a year on the 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm trains.

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